This question made me aware that push-in type connectors are available and got me thinking about using them in an upcoming rewiring project.
I have three types of junctions in my rewiring project where I personally would find this type of connector to be a valuable time saver.
- Join 6 wires together
- Join 5 wires together
- Join 4 wires together
Note: Any junctions where more than 6 wires need to be joined will be joined using terminals and I would still prefer to use wing nuts for junction points where 3 wires or less need to be joined together.
Do I have to buy 6-port connectors, 5-port connectors, and 4-port connectors, or is there a safe, permissible, and legal way to just buy a bunch of 6-port connectors and only use the terminals I need (e.g. some kind of rated "plug" that can be inserted into the wiring ports that are unused).